Grand Theft Auto 4 Removed from Steam Due to Games for Windows Live Error

Matthew Byrd

Jan 13, 2020

Grand Theft Auto Four can't be downloaded through Steam, and it's not clear how the issue shall be fastened.

Grand Theft Auto 4 can not be obtain through Steam, and Rockstar says that the issue lies with the outdated Video games for Home windows Stay system. 

Grand Theft Auto 4 was initially created for the Video games For Home windows Stay platform,” says Rockstar through an announcement. “With Microsoft not supporting Video games For Home windows Stay, it’s not attainable to generate the extra keys wanted to proceed promoting the present model of the sport. We’re different choices for distributing GTA4 for PC and can share extra info as quickly as we are able to.”

Whereas GTA 4‘s Steam web page nonetheless exists, you could discover that it not gives the choice to really obtain the sport. This transformation was seemingly quietly made someday final week. Some speculated that the issue may very well be associated to GTA 4‘s soundtrack (Rockstar has struggled to protect the GTA 4 soundtrack over time) however it’s now been confirmed that the true downside has to do with the Video games for Home windows Stay program. 

For many who do not know, GTA 4 on Steam was nonetheless depending on the irritating Microsoft Video games for Home windows system which infamously pressured GTA 4 gamers on Steam to make the most of an additional key and login with a purpose to really have the ability to play the sport. Plainly this system is not able to producing contemporary keys for GTA 4, which signifies that additionally it is not able to supporting new gamers through Steam. 

So what occurs now? Nicely, there appear to be two doubtless potentialities. The primary is that Rockstar merely finds a option to take away the Video games for Home windows requirement from the Steam model of GTA 4. That will enable players to easily play GTA 4 through Steam utilizing nothing by their Steam log-in info. That will arguably be essentially the most welcome determination Rockstar might make when it comes to pleasing as many players as attainable. 

The opposite doubtless chance is that Rockstar is making ready to make GTA 4 (and possibly different GTA titles) solely obtainable to obtain for PC through their very own video games launcher. Whereas that might be irritating for anybody who (someway) hasn’t bought GTA 4 through Steam over time, it does make a number of sense when you think about the ever-changing nature of the trendy PC gaming market. 

Matthew Byrd is a workers author for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days attempting to pitch deep-dive analytical items about Killer Klowns From Outer Area to an more and more perturbed sequence of editors. You may learn extra of his work right here or discover him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014

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